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Multiple Choice - (C1) Advanced Certificate of English

For Questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Grandparents and Grandchildren

The need for a family in which (0) CLOSE relatives provide care and continuity is a very basic one. Psychologists believe that grandparents (1) ............ a key role in the development of early societies, and there is evidence that children whose grandmothers were still alive (2) ............ a much better chance of surviving into adulthood. In modern times, parents continue to (3) ............ on grandparents for practical support. For example, they are often the (4) ............ emergency contact for schools if a child’s parents are working or (5) ............ unavailable. Although aunts and uncles may also help, it is widely (6) ............ that the emotional bond and stability provided by grandparents facilitates a child’s emotional adjustment. This is (7) ............ important during times of stress, although tensions can also emerge at such times which puts family unity at (8) ............. For instance, if a husband’s parents do not have a good relationship with their daughter-in-law, the close bond between grandparents and grandchildren may be threatened.

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